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The films of Katharine Hepburn

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Published by Carol Pub. Group in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Homer Dickens.
    ContributionsQuirk, Lawrence J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.H45 D5 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1956493M
    ISBN 100806511753
    LC Control Number90185268

    The movie dealt with the subject of interracial marriage, with Hepburn's niece, Katharine Houghtonplaying her daughter. Though appearing frailer than usual, Hepburn was in complete control of herself and her craft, totally dominating her brief scenes. The decision was made not to medically intervene, and she died from cardiac arrest on June 29,a month after her 96th birthday at the Hepburn family home in Fenwick, Connecticut. Hepburn felt the award was not just for her, but was also given to honor Tracy. Her movie career covered a range of genres, including screwball comedies, period dramas, and adaptations of works by top American playwrights. The movie was filmed in Venice, with Hepburn playing a lonely spinster who has a passionate love affair.

    Throughout the s and s, Hepburn continued to star on TV and in films, announcing on each occasion that it would be her last performance. She spent the time in loving domesticity with Tracy. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Viewed by some as dangerously progressive, she was not offered work for nine months and people reportedly threw things at screenings of Song of Love. The tour was successful and Hepburn earned significant plaudits for the effort.

    The Philadelphia Story marks a watershed: it contains some of Hepburn's most brilliant and radiant moments, but ascribes her rebelliousness to the egocentricity of a spoiled socialite, the film's project being essentially her chastisement and conversion into what patriarchal culture defines as a "real woman. Central to the problem is her famous rebelliousness. Both parents fought for social change in the US: Thomas Hepburn helped establish the New England Social Hygiene Associationwhich educated the public about venereal disease[1] while the elder Katharine headed the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association and later campaigned for birth control with Margaret Sanger. Selections from the New York collection, which documents Hepburn's theatrical career, were presented in a five-month exhibition, Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files, in


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The films of Katharine Hepburn book

The s saw Hepburn take on a series of professional challenges, and stretch herself further than at any other point in her life at an age when most other actresses began to retreat. She performed the lead role in a production of The Woman in the Moon in her senior year, and the positive response it received cemented Hepburn's plans to pursue a theatrical career.

Meryl Streep was her "least favourite actress on the modern screen". Again she played a lonely woman empowered by a love affair, and it became apparent that Hepburn had found a niche in playing "love-starved spinsters" that critics and audiences enjoyed.

Over a career that lasted more than six decades, she took home a record four Academy Award wins for acting. Bowers, who bills himself as the former confidante and pimp to a number of famous stars, said the multi-Academy Award-winning actors were good friends who concocted the affair to cover the truth, which is that both were in the closet.

Her Broadway debut came on November 12,at the Cort Theatrebut reviews for the show were poor, and it closed after eight nights. When Hepburn won her second Academy Award for the role, she said it felt like it was a tribute to them both. When the costume department at RKO stole her slacks because they found slacks to be uncouth and boyishHepburn walked around the studio in her underwear, refusing to put her clothes on until she got her pants back.

As a child, Hepburn joined her mother on several "Votes For Women" demonstrations. She hoped to prove that she could play already established material, [28] and said, "It's better to try something difficult and flop than to play it safe all the time. Produced by MGM inthe film version was a box-office triumph, and Hepburn had beaten the "poison" label.

Undeterred, Hepburn joined forces with the producer Arthur Hopkins and accepted the role of a schoolgirl in These Days. She reclaimed the support of RKO executives after appearing in the moneymaking Alice Adams -- only to lose it again by insisting upon starring in Sylvia Scarletta curious exercise in sexual ambiguity that lost a fortune.

The picture was not commercially successful, but Hepburn's reviews were good. I tried not to disturb him. Byshe had become very weak, was speaking and eating very little, and it was feared she would die.

Katharine Hepburn

She helped make trousers acceptable for women, and fans began to imitate her clothing. However, he recounted an exchange between the two women when the secretary was introduced as "My Alice B. A liberal-minded family, the Hepburns encouraged young Katharine to speak out, sharpen her mind and engage with the world as fully as possible.

She approached the physical comedy of the film with confidence, [94] and took tips on comedic timing from her co-star Walter Catlett. Tracy and Hepburn shared a palpable, electric chemistry on the screen and off it.

But she was more invested in her career than in the relationship, and by they were divorced. It was not until her autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, that Hepburn revealed her true birth date. The second is Barbara Leaming's controversial tome, Katharine Hepburn, which serves to draw a very different and often unpleasant portrait of the Tracy-Hepburn relationship, and also her alleged romance with John Ford.

Over the course of her long and prolific career, she made dozens of films and garnered a stunning twelve Academy Award nominations, winning four. The day after graduating, she traveled to Baltimore to meet Edwin H.

Katharine Hepburn standing in front of a poster size photo her favorite, taken by Phil Stern of actor Spencer Tracy in her townhouse, If I had left we would both have been miserable.

If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! She was criticized for her shrill voice, and so left Baltimore to study with a voice tutor in New York City.

Woman of the Yearthe first of nine films the duo would make together, was a huge smash. Thomas Hepburn was eager for his children to use their minds and bodies to the limit, and taught them to swim, run, dive, ride, wrestle, and play golf and tennis.

Since Woman of the YearHepburn had committed to a romantic relationship with Tracy and dedicated herself to helping the star, who suffered from alcoholism and insomnia.Popular Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant videos Katharine Hepburn - Topic; videos; 5, views; Last updated on Dec 9, Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More The Globe & Mail Best Sellers New York Times Best Sellers Best Books of the Month Children's Books Textbooks Kindle Books Audible Audiobooks Livres en françaisAuthor: Homer Dickens, Lawrence J.

Quirk. Katharine Hepburn The Complete Guide This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. Dec 16,  · Katharine Hepburn was born in Connecticut in to a doctor father and a feminist mother.

Planting the seeds of independent intelligence that would flourish throughout Hepburn’s life, both of her parents encouraged and expected their daughter to excel in. Katharine Hepburn (May 12, – June 29, ) was a major American actress of the 20th century who appeared in 44 feature films, eight television films and 33 plays for over 66 years.

Hepburn began her career in theatre in the late s, and later appeared on .